Forestry Degree at University of Georgia

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Forestry Degree

The forestry program at University of Georgia prepares students for a variety of career choices, such as a conservationist, agricultural worker, fisher, park ranger, or firefighter. The main focus of the program is on managing and developing forest areas for economic, recreation, and ecological purposes - to restore health to the world. Program courses include: forest-related and wildlife sciences, mapping, natural resource management, economics and statistics, administration, and public relations. Get more details below including other Georgia colleges that offer forestry degrees.

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Students Enrolled in the Forestry Program

Get more details below regarding enrollment, academics, and school demographics. University of Georgia offers a bachelor's degree program in forestry.

Students by Gender (2015)

 Graduates
Male13
Female3

Students by Race (2015)

 Graduates
White16

Source: IPEDS Survey 2012-2015: Data obtained from the US Dept. of Education's Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS). Data may vary depending on school and academic year.

Career Options for Graduates

Students who have completed the Forestry program at University of Georgia, have entered into some of these more popular career paths listed below:

Range Managers

Description

Research or study range land management practices to provide sustained production of forage, livestock, and wildlife.

Career Outlook & Projections ()

According to the BLS, range managers employment is expected to grow at a rate of 6.9% from 2014 to 2024

Salary & Wages

  • Athens-Clarke County, GA
    • Total Employment: 60
    • Average Hourly Rate: $30.72
    • Average Annual Salary: $63900

Foresters

Description

Manage public and private forested lands for economic, recreational, and conservation purposes. May inventory the type, amount, and location of standing timber, appraise the timber's worth, negotiate the purchase, and draw up contracts for procurement. May determine how to conserve wildlife habitats, creek beds, water quality, and soil stability, and how best to comply with environmental regulations. May devise plans for planting and growing new trees, monitor trees for healthy growth, and determine optimal harvesting schedules.

Career Outlook & Projections ()

According to the BLS, foresters employment is expected to grow at a rate of 8.3% from 2014 to 2024

Forestry and Conservation Science Teachers, Postsecondary

Description

Teach courses in forestry and conservation science. Includes both teachers primarily engaged in teaching and those who do a combination of teaching and research.

Source: Job descriptions, estimated salary and wages, and projected job growth are taken from the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS).

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